Joel Parriott

  • Program Years: 1992-1996
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Joel Bregman
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1993)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Michigan, 1998
    M.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Michigan, 1994
    B.A. Physics, Hamline University, 1992

Current Status

  • Status: Deputy Executive Officer & Director of Public Policy, American Astronomical Society
  • Research Area: Elliptical Galaxies, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Parallel Computing


Bregman, J. N., and Parriott, J. R., 2009, "Mass Loss from Planetary Nebulae in Elliptical Galaxies," Astrophysical Journal, 699, 923.

Parriott, J. R., and Bregman, J. N., 2008, "Mass Loss from Evolved Stars in Elliptical Galaxies," Astrophysical Journal, 681, 1215.

Bregman, J., Parriott, J., and Rosen, A., 1999, "Large-Scale Motions in the ISM of Elliptical and Spiral Galaxies," in Interstellar Turbulence: Proceedings of the 2nd Guillermo Haro Conference, Jose Franco and Alberto Carraminana eds. (Cambridge University Press), p. 120.

Parriott, J., 1998, "The Interaction Between Late-Type Stellar Mass Loss and the Hot Interstellar Medium in Elliptical Galaxies," University of Michigan Dissertation.

Parriott, J., and Alcock, C., 1998, "On the Number of Comets Around White Dwarf Stars: Orbit Survival During the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution," Astrophysical Journal, 501, 357.


OMB Special Achievement Award, 2008
European Union Visitors Program, 2007
OMB Professional Achievement Award, 2005
National Research Council Notable Achievement Award, 2001
Ralph B. Baldwin Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Space Science (Univ. of Michigan), 1999